Here is what happened, A&E-wise, this past weekend:
Contemporary country’s “It” man played for a sold-out crowd at Amsoil Arena. Lots of big hats, belt buckles, boots and beer in the audience. Speaking of “1994,” one of Aldean’s hits and the year he graduated from high school: It kind of felt like a 1994 barn party in the arena. Review here.
The Minnesota Ballet performed “Firebird”-plus at Symphony Hall. Lawrance Bernabo wrote all about it here.
BTW: The concert, the ballet and a car show were all held simultaneously at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center on Friday. It was totally DECCtacular — get it? (For more nuggets like that, follow me on Twitter).
Low played something akin to a 20th anniversary show Saturday at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul. It included music, video, reminiscences and a few Turtles. The City Pages called it “riveting” and wrote a pretty thorough wrap up here. Personal favorite moment of the review, a description of the crowd:
A sold-out house filled with respectful music fans, as well as the rowdy front few rows filled with dedicated fans who drove down from Duluth.